HCSI 2022 Individual Recorded Session: Building your Special Education Leadership Tool Kit

Are you interested in learning more about the administrative side of special education? Whether you are thinking about next steps or would just like to better understand the inner workings of special education – this session is for you! Participants will learn how special education is funded, how TEA monitors compliance, and how data is reported to the Texas Education Agency through platforms such as TEAL, TSDS, and the Legal Framework.


This is a recorded session from the Hill Country Summer Institute 2022 conference, which may be viewed anytime 6/22/22 through 8/15/22.  This recorded session has a short quiz following the recording in order to give asynchronous credit.  

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eCampus CEs: 3.0 Hours

NASP CPDs: 3.0 Hours

About Our Presenter: Lori Merrell is the Program Manager of Special Education Compliance at the Education Service Center, Region 13. She currently serves on the ESC Region 13 Special Education Compliance team providing consultation to LEAs on topics ranging from Child Find to Compliance Monitoring to SPED Funding. After receiving her M.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders, Lori entered the public schools as a Speech Language Pathologist. She later took on an administrative role responsible for overseeing the operations of the district’s ECSE services, compliance systems, related services operating procedures, as well as the direct supervision of SLPS, OTs & PTs. Lori has provided presentations related to IEP Development, Continuum of Services in the LRE, Special Education Funding and other topics related to special education compliance and monitoring for providers, campus administrators and district level teams. Lori was a content contributor and moderator for parentcompanion.org .

IDEA Evaluation Staff
Lori Merrell, MS., CCC/SLP
Assessment, Special Education
Online, On-Demand Recording

CPE Credits: 3.00  
Registration Closes: 8/12/2022 5:00 pm
Starts: 6/22/2022 8:00 am
Ends: 8/16/2022 8:00 am